Are You Reaching Non-Christians This Christmas? (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of the “Are You Reaching Non-Christians This Christmas?” mini-series. Yesterday, we talked about the importance of making sure your church is outwardly-focused, especially during the Christmas season. If you missed that post, you can check it out below. Now that you realize how important it is to focus your attention on non-believers this season, let’s jump … Read More


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Are You Reaching Non-Christians This Christmas? (Part 1)

Is your church doing a Christmas play? Hosting a church-wide party? Inviting all of the couples to a Christmas reception? Holding a Christmas Eve service? I hope you are doing at least one or two of these things. Christmas is a time for celebration! But as you go about your usual holiday festivities, let me challenge you to think about … Read More


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This Christian life is a great mystery

“This Christian life is a great mystery, far exceeding our understanding, but some things are clear enough: He appeared in a human body, was proved right by the invisible Spirit, was seen by angels. He was proclaimed among all kinds of peoples, believed in all over the world, taken up into heavenly glory.”  – 1 Timothy 3:16 (Msg) P.S. I’m … Read More


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A Day To Remember

The September 11 attacks happened less than two months after Kelley and I moved to New York City to launch The Journey. In an odd way, I thank God that He brought us here before that infamous day. There is a sense in the city, even seven years later, that if you didn’t experience September 11, 2001 as a New … Read More


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God Is In The Details

Earlier this week, I came across a quote by Og Mandino that really struck me: “Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best you can do.” When I read this quote, I immediately thought about the Raving Fans principle of … Read More


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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 7 of 8

SYSTEM #7: THE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM Welcome back to the weekly, Wednesday “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack” series! If you’ve been following along with us for the last six Wednesdays, let me commend you for putting in the effort to take your systems up a notch. As we learned a couple of weeks ago, effort = excellence when it comes to … Read More


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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 5 of 8

SYSTEM #5: THE MINISTRY SYSTEM Welcome to Part 5 of the weekly, Wednesday series, “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack!” If you’ve been tracking with me each week, I hope the effort you’ve been putting in is creating a new level of excellence in your church. If you have you ever had a hard time mobilizing volunteers, then you are going … Read More


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What is The Path of Discipleship in Your Church?

“What is the path of Discipleship in your church?”  This is a question I get a lot.  My response is usually that the path of discipleship at The Jouney is not knowledge driven with an appeal for people to serve at the end, but service driven with the knowledge that people need provided along the way.  There is a huge difference … Read More


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